What is an Eye Examination

Comprehensive eye examinations are vital to ensure that you are seeing the best you possibly can and to diagnose eye problems and disease to prevent any serious issues. Getting regular eye examinations can help detect issues sooner when they are most treatable even if you haven't noticed a change in your vision. The process takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour where we will evaluate your eyesight to provide good vision, ensure both eyes are working together and do an in depth eye health examination to detect issues such as cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. It is recommended to have a comprehensive eye examination every 1-2 years depending on your specific risk factors which your optometrist will discuss with you.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique which assists your optometrist to look at the structures at the back of your eyes. It allows for a more indepth analysis of the individual layers of your retina and to assess your optic nerve in more detail. It is useful in diagnosing many eye conditions and is helpful in monitoring progressive diseases over time with repeated scans. The OCT scan will take approximately 5 minutes and our professional team will guide you through the process.

Visual Field Test

A visual field examination is used to assess the function of your optic nerve (the nerve that connects the brain to the eyes). During the examination you will click a button each time you see a light in your peripheral vision while you look at a central target. Each eye is tested separately and takes approximately 5-10 minutes per eye. Visual field examinations help detect and diagnose many eye conditions such as glaucoma and also brain conditions

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing glasses and provide the freedom of good vision without having to wear spectacles. They are ideal for people who break/loose their glasses, dislike wearing glasses or who have an active lifestyle. We have a large range of contact lenses and after a full eye examination we can recommend the best lenses which will suit your eyes and your lifestyle. We also offer specialty and custom made for trickier prescriptions or for people with keratoconus where glasses do not provide adequate vision. If you are a first time contact lens wearer and are keen to try them our team will be able to teach you how to insert and remove the lenses, educate you how to properly clean and look after your lenses and provide tips on how to make the most out of your contact lenses.